Friday, September 7, 2012

Tips For Colorado Business Owners Who Work From Home

For many business owners, it can sound like a dream come true: your very own business that you can run right from the comfort of your own home. There are some very real advantages to working at home (no commute, convenience, the ability to care for a child, etc) but it also comes with some specific issues that can affect your productivity. Here are some ways to stay on track if you have a business out of your home or just work from home occasionally:

Create A Workspace

 One of the most important parts of running a successful home business is setting up a place solely designated for work. If you don’t have a room in your house to turn into an office, this space could simply be a special desk or table where you can keep all your office supplies, computer, and any other equipment you use throughout your workday. Be sure to keep this area distraction free. That means setting up shop somewhere far away from the television and other things that could tempt you away from working.

Make A Schedule and Stick To It 

Another difficult aspect of working from home is keeping on task. If there is no boss setting deadlines for you, sometimes it can be hard to act with urgency and focus. To help alleviate this, try creating a schedule for yourself to follow. If you know that you are most productive in the morning, plan to do your most challenging tasks then. Group similar activities together, like making phone calls or answering emails. Constantly switching gears throughout the day will only lead to lost time trying to get into new grooves. Don’t get overwhelmed by tasks and try to do too much at once.

Take Notes 

 If you find your days going by without much accomplished, it may be helpful to make notes of how you are spending your time. If you are regularly taking 10 minutes to get up and make a snack or you spend a lot of time picking up the house during working hours, you can wind up getting off track. Spend a week writing down how you spend your time, then review your notes and determine what you can do to become more productive. When you do it right, working from home can be a productive, enjoyable experience. All you need is a little discipline.

Author’s Bio: Ryan Franklin is a guest blogger who uses Shopify Inventory and BigCommerce at his home office. He writes about productivity and order management systems.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Integra Telecom Announced Expansion of Its Network Busines Voice Services in Denver, Colorado

Integra Telecom Announced Expansion of Its Voice Services Integra Telecom Inc., a provider of networking, communications and cloud solutions, has recently announced that the company had expanded its voice services nationwide. Integra’s SIP Trunking enterprise customers may connect their remote sites in the continental US in order to enact business-wide cost savings and efficiencies through a centralized IP PBX.

The nationwide voice solution from Integra has been deployed on company’s MPLS-empowered IP VPN product, providing a high level of security, scalability and voice quality. Integra officials commented, "Integra is pleased to be able to broaden its suite of nationwide services for enterprise customers. We are always seeking ways to make it easier for our customers to do business with Integra Telecom… Nationwide voice service availability allows our customers to simplify the management of their network by combining voice, data and network services with a single carrier."

Enterprise SIP Trunking and Remote Location Service from Integra allow customers leveraging a centralized IP PBX in order to reduce the costs and maintenance associated with multiple phone systems. Additionally, customers can benefit from UC, across their organization, with a single network provider. The company offers a range of options to support various configurations such as basic voice lines, digital trunks, ISDN PRI and SIP Trunking.


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Monday, September 3, 2012

Interesting Stats....Did You Know?

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Denver-Boulder Seeking Sales Account Executive-Manager Renewable Clean Green Energy Job Opportunity & Openings!

* Email: milehighsolar(at)

Offering Verifiable Expertise and Extraordinary Record of Success in Implementing Network-Based Technology Solutions, Client Account Management,Team Building, Business Development, Cloud-Software Product Management Dynamic performer with 15 years of experience in domestic and global business markets identifying, creating and cultivating profitable business to meet customers' strategic/tactical business challenges. In-depth knowledge of Technology, Clean Energy, Utilities and Managed Service areas. Results oriented focused on successfully increasing revenues and achieving business goals targeting SMB, Enterprise, Co-Ops and institutional clients building long-term profitable sales relationships.

 Hybrid Vehicle Owner  ERP & CRM Software  Green Energy/Clean Technology  Salesforce & ACT Software Experience  Prospecting & Closing Negotiations  Account Development & Retention Client Relations  Technical Marketing / Product Management  Regulated Utilities/Electric Utility  Emerging Technology/Power Energy  GIS Solutions/System Integration  SEO Specialist/Blog Creator/CM/MIS  T&D Transmission and Distribution  Solar/Wind/Water/Bio Fuel/Hydro power  MPLS/VPLS/BGP/IP/DIA/Ethernet/T1  Web Hosting/E Commerce/Google Adsense  CRES/Renewable Energy Initiative  Experienced C-Level Selling  Cloud Computing/10Gig Networks/SCADA  ESCO/IVR/DSM Client Focus/WMS/OMS

Global Telecom & Technology, Denver, CO Major Account Executive  Responsible for sales of $1.7 million per year on average; territory includes key accounts with $2.8 Billion in revenues with Barnes & Noble, Blockbuster, Florida State University and Eharmony. Experienced with Vendor Management, (SLA’s, MSA’s, RFPs & RFIs).  Provider of data communication services applying network integration to large enterprise and Fortune 500 companies seeking IP transit network services. Background including Data Transport Planning, Designing and/or managing WAN Wide Area Networks, LAN Local Area Networks and Technical Data Center network Sales. Projects included Fiber and installation of data circuits.  Primary Industry focus on Clean energy, Solar, Utility, Enterprise and Gov’t clients.  Quota Achiever with new customer markets sold in the U.S., Bermuda, India, Canada, China and Latin American markets.  Largest re term Account base up-sell for the Denver office in Q4, Top monthly Sales with $400,000 profit and one of the Top Sales representatives over a 2 month period in new business revenue.  Partnered with engineers to design full service telecommunication Cisco platforms for multi-site units providing cutting edge technology in a cost effective manner including routers, switches, wireless, managed network solutions, VoIP and UCC/UCM Unified Contact Center Express. Working relationships with VAR’s, Master Agents and CLEC’S.

8/05-5/11 Mile High Concierge, Denver, CO Business Owner
 Successfully started two business fields and grew to market leaders in just a few years. I was also chosen as a Preferred Concierge Vendor for the Democratic Convention Denver 2008.  Provided Concierge services to Residential and Corporate clients throughout the Denver market in errand running, personal assistant and lifestyle management services.  Grew Pet client base from just a few with Denverdaawg, to 300 in three years time, ranked top 10 citywide for Denver dog walkers and increased concierge revenue by 150% in just a short period of time. Also promoting Home Energy efficiency, Green awareness among current Concierge clients.  Handled all aspects of business, including customer service, sales, marketing, as well as creating various market niches to create new business opportunities for SMB’s and Enterprise accounts.

6/03-7/05 Self Employed Contractor, Denver, CO Sales Consultant
 Independent Contractor working with Fortune 500 companies, medium size business areas and Utility Electric cooperatives to formulate Sales objectives. Administered Energy efficiency programs with Southern Maryland Utility Electric, as well as other utility companies in CO, GA, VA, and FL.  Boreas Group experience consulting and working with principles, architects, engineers, Project/ /Program Managers and CAD managers to upgrade/migrate current OMS, GIS-Outage Network platforms.  Assisted in the sale of a multi-million dollar integration system with Maryland Electric Cooperative District (SMECO), they are one of the largest cooperatives in the country.  Experience with Smart grid and smart metering technologies, Energy efficiency and demand side management, Utility communications networks, Hyrdo transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure ,Energy data analytics, Utility policy and regulatory issues, Energy management systems.  Companies contracted through Extended Presence Technology, Brassring and Facetime Communications selling webinar, voice and various software solutions.  Out-produced over 75% of new associates in first year, consistently Top performer in Region for Express1-DHL. Worked closely with Express1-DHL and the Boreas Consulting Group to generate Sales contracts up to $1.5 million. Industry focus included Renewable Energy, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Government, Utility, and Technology.

2002-2003 Intervid Technologies Inc, Atlanta, GA Business Development Manager
  Worked with a broad range of SMB’s, large enterprise, Education, Medical/Pharma markets as target markets utilizing our Turnkey electronic Security Technology, Biometrics, Unix/Linux based access control and software Solutions. Achieved Quota Buster Award as well as Top sales increase Award for two Quarters. Produced first account for this new Atlanta sales team as well as one of the largest account to date at that time for this IT Security Technology team.  Selling IP network video surveillance systems Traditional, hybrid and IP-based systems on a choice of platforms, including NetBSD (UNIX), Microsoft Windows™ and embedded Linux. Average contract ranged from $50,000 to $1 million dollars.  Assisted engineering team with Managed Network solutions including product implementation, system integration, business intelligence and PLM solutions. Turnkey electronic security systems solutions provider offering a compliment of services and valued partner of security management solutions.  Experienced marketer, heavy lead generator at implemented aggressive cold-calling efforts while building relationships with office gatekeepers and office administrators. Prospected and presented to C-level execs, managing directors and CEO level positions.

12/00-6/01 Metrocall, Atlanta, GA Sales Manager
 Turned around an underperformed sales team by improving team work and motivation, resulting in 140% revenue increase over 6 months time. Presented to C-Level Executives, CEO’s and Directors.  Developed Sales methods that were utilized by one of my National Eagle and Presidents Club award winners and oversaw the Territory responsibility for Atlanta and North Georgia. Implemented Digital Media, Wireless communication and Wireless Technologies at multiple locations.  Sold outsourcing services to Utility companies, Solar, large enterprise sectors and various government agencies including renewable energy partners/suppliers.  Managed a $2 million territory with Responsibilities including effective training techniques of 10 representatives in two regions to maximize top sales. Also worked on Wireless software platforms including ERP and CRM solutions.

12/98-11/00 Arch Communications, Denver, CO; Atlanta, GA Senior Account Specialist
 Consistently outperformed 14 representatives in new business sales in both the Denver and Atlanta markets as well as being promoted from Account Executive to Wireless Account Specialist. Experience in selling both Direct and Indirect Channels.  Increased territory revenue by 150% of annual quota in the First Quarter of 2000, managed 140 accounts, and had the highest turnaround territory from worst to first.  Consultative sales in a SMB, mid level Enterprise markets involving new Wireless Networks with AT&T, Nextel, Qwest, US West, Verizon and Sprint.  Achieved over 100% of overall sales quota in 1999 and held 25% of new business sales for entire sales team as well as received the highest one month commission check for the Atlanta office.

Professional Development:
 Professional PSS Selling Skills Course Certified, The One Minute Sales Person, Guerilla Marketing Techniques, Three Telemarketing Training Programs Volunteer Work: Denver Trout Unlimited, Project Healing Waters, Denver Dumb Friends League for Animals, Maxfund Network Protocols & Software: IT Security, Energy Data Analytics, Voice Technology, SEO, Firewall, Energy Solutions, Cloud, LAN, WAN, OMS,WMS, VPN, E-Commerce, T&D, Access control, Digital Media, Energy Management Systems, IVR, SCADA, Salesforce, ACT, MS Outlook, MS Office Renewable Clean Energy Memberships: (CRES) Colorado Renewable Energy Society, Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, American Solar Energy Society, Colorado Environmental Coalition, Rocky Mountain Green Summit 2010, American Energy Society,

Education B.S., Sport Management, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, 1997

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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Senior Network Consultant Job Opening Framingham,MA Engineer-Telecom Focus!

Senior Network Consultant Job Opening
Framingham,MA Engineer-Telecom Focus!
Looking to hire late 2012 for early Jan fill

Tech Coordinator/ Support Job Term: 6mo to 1 YEAR Contract!

Location: Framingham, MA Pay: up to $80-$100 an hour Deadline: By Jan 2013 Senior Network Consultant Skill Set – Senior Network Consultant with 10+ years of advanced LAN/WAN experience.

Must be familiar with Cisco Nexus, complex BGP Routing designs, ability to work independently. CCIE level. Scope – As applications are moved over, provide complete network support from Design, to Implementation, to Configuration, Cutover, Testing and Troubleshooting.

Design network build required to support application moves including provisioning IP addressing, DHCP & DNS changes, VLANs, and Routing requirements. Implement configuration changes on Nexus Switches, Catalyst Switches, and Cisco Routers. Provide support and advanced troubleshooting during cutovers. In addition, provide consultation on complex BGP Routing design with multiple carriers. 6-12 mo+ Framingham, MA

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